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I Saw my Ghost at the Pool

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carbzilla

    We want to go to Spain!!! And, yeah, I’d skip the tripe. I’m not very adventurous.

    Your pool story is so touching to me. I get that feeling but not about weight, more about when my friends are dating guys who aren’t treating them well and they’re conflicted. I know that used to be me. Of course, to a friend in that case it’s a little easier to give advice, but most times they still don’t listen like I didn’t.

    Wow, I’m emotional these days. Even your post title made me a little teary.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Tiff I am way emotional right now too. What’s up with that? 😉 You make a great point about the friends.

  2. steff (steffsays)

    what a touching story…so glad i read this. 🙂

    approaching strangers in these sorts of settings are always so awkward but i bet she wouldn’t mind a word of encouragement or a compliment. but at the very least i am sure that just by thinking positive thoughts for her you were doing some good.

  3. Rita @ The Giggly Bits

    Oh that’s so hard. You want to say that you know how they feel and you get it, and it will get better and how amazing it feels to be working towards it. But it’s true, without the back story it can be patronizing. Maybe a business card with your website address. I don’t know.

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